Business Women’s Brunch at Pheasant Run Golf Course


A little frizzy due to the beautiful weather but ready to talk style!


Kristen Lacey Events and Machete Marketing Inc. teamed up this past July for a ‘Women In Business Bruncheon’! Networking, mimosas, fashion, summer business tips and prizes!! Who could ask for more! Fashion donations were accepted at registration for the Dress for Success Barrie/Orillia Chapter.

Here’s an overview of my Fashion Segment!

I want ladies to be inspired and excited to add items to their wardrobe that are not only a true reflection of who they are but also speaks volumes about their professionalism and spirit.

There is value in elevating your image and that, reflects directly on your personal branding.

Here are some of the beautiful pieces shown that day from Banana Republic, H&M and Torrid in the Upper Canada Mall, Newmarket!

Dresses are a great way to get you through the summer. These pieces are basics that will bring you straight into fall with a jacket or a sweater.


Nothing like a silky safari! Digging the higher waistline, forgiving pleats and pockets that are small and sit higher on the chest. TREND: rounded side slits. Dress from Banana Republic, seen here with the Jacqueline Tassel from Stella & Dot


Tennis inspired maxi in sorbet tones balanced with navy. Fabulous for a wedding or evening wear. Pleats allow for movement. TREND: Faux ties at shoulder, pleated skirt, sporty prep in alternative colour scheme. Dress from Banana Republic paired with Astor Sparkle Strand from Stella & Dot



Fun nautical shorts with cream base paired with silky cream top and citron cardi! Perfect for going out with a kitten heel. The sweater and the scarf help when in air conditioned spaces. All from Banana Republic seen here with Trove Tassel Pendant from Stella & Dot.


Business Casual Fav! Striped layered swing top in khaki and navy paired with white jeans both from Banana Republic and seen here with half of the Genevieve Tassel necklace from Stella & Dot.


Cream (almost blush) floral embroidered peplum top paired with these fabulous wide leg cropped pant in a liquid charcoal shark skin finish! I love these moody tones together! Clothes: Banana Republic, Jolie Sparkle Necklace: Stella & Dot



Sticking with moody tones, here is a classic blouse in mushroom with a tapered cigarette, tux style pant in black. Both from H&M. This is where you can really layer on the bling! Setta Necklace doubled and the Victoria Pendant (S&D)


Let’s get ultra sexy in this pairing from Torrid!! Start with this long sleeve floral top, perfect with blousy styling thanks to elastic synching at the waist! You can wear this with a simple black pant or fun jeans but I’ve shown it here with a super, form fitting, jersey pencil skirt with faux lacing. TREND: Criss-cross lacing up the back of the blouse and down the slit of the skirt. Seen here with the York Necklace (S&D).

Dresses with details!

First, let’s look at this summery take on the LBD. I fell in love with the flower appliqués! It’s a simple, classically styled dress.

Second is a white, fully lined trapeze dress. It’s all about the legs in this one!

Both are from H&M. Stay away from necklaces with these. Pair with a chandelier earring and an amazing statement clutch for the biggest bang!!




50 Ladies joined us for this event. Shame I only got this one pic.


Fashion is fun Carrie!! I’m way too serious!!


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Thanks to Kristen Lacey Event, Machete Marketing Inc., the staff at Banana Republic, H&M and Torrid and all the ladies who came out and made this a lovely event!


Carrie-Ann Nihmey-Smye


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